What’s the deal With Dermarolling?
It’s the treatment everyone is talking about – but why on earth are people wanting to roll teeny-tiny needles over their skin?
Dermarolling, microneedling, facial resurfacing – whatever you call it, chances are the celebrities on your Insta feeds are having it. The new It facial of the moment promises to reduce acne scars, wrinkles, pigmentation and even dark circles. So what’s the deal? Look investigates…
How It works
The skin is cleansed and numbing cream can be applied. Then, either using a resurfacing machine, handheld dermaroller or pen device, tiny needles are used to make a controlled ‘injury’ on the skin surface, which in turn jump-starts the body’s natural repair system.
why should I Have It?
The treatment stimulates your skin into repairing itself by increasing the blood flow, collagen and elastin production to the treated area. Basically, it makes your skin look more youthful and with ongoing treatments, scarring, pigmentation and even stretchmarks can be targeted.
does It Hurt?
Honestly? It does hurt a little bit. Look’s Junior Designer Megan tried out the Venus Vita resurfacing treatment at joshiclinic.co.uk (£200 per session) and admitted it’s a tad uncomfortable, but all totally worth it in the long run.
‘My skin was a little red after the treatment and, looking back, going shopping post-treatment was probably a bad idea. But it didn’t take long to go down and by the next day you’d never know.
‘After just one treatment, my pores were visibly smaller, my wrinkles were really reduced (especially my angry frown line) and my acne scars GONE! Plus, the results have lasted to this day – over three weeks later.’
Can It reduce my under-eye Bags?
Yes! By stimulating collagen production, dermarolling will help to gradually thicken the under-eye area, improving the appearance of dark circles and crepey skin, as well as smoothing lines and wrinkles. Hallelujah!
Tempted? The Harley Medical Group offer free consultations and Derma FNS treatment for under-eyes. Prices start from £245 for a full face treatment.
Can I do It at Home?
Kinda. Although at-home dermarolling is huge in the US, the UK is still playing catch-up. Facegym’s Gold derma roller,£30, is perfect for boosting collagen yourself without stepping anywhere near a needle. Roll in an upwarddownward motion across the face, repeating four times in a series of gentle movements for gorgeous, glowing skin. See ya later, Botox – we’re all about dermarolling!